It is my pleasure to be the new Superintendent of the Block Island School Department where there is a tradition of excellence, continuous improvement, and high standards for all students. These qualities are continuously supported by an outstanding teaching staff, school leaders, and a dedicated support staff. I am fully committed to have a role in continuing these strong traditions.
At the Block Island School, we seek to meet the needs of all students and to fully prepare them for the challenges of the future in an increasingly diverse global economy. Our students will learn the skills necessary to become critical thinkers, caring citizens, and responsible members of their community. Not only will our students be ready for the academic rigor of college, but they will be strong in character, discipline, and have the skills they need to succeed in the professional workforce.
Our primary goal is to continuously pursue and develop educational programs of quality and excellence, while seeking help and support from the entire school community. We believe that success in school goes beyond test scores, and that’s why we work closely with our staff and parents to provide an environment that is centered on the individual needs of every student. We encourage your active involvement in curricular and extracurricular programs, services, and activities, and we welcome your feedback. It is our belief that with such a partnership the Block Island School can prepare all of our students for lifelong learning and success.
Please accept my best wishes for a challenging, rewarding, and successful school year, and thank you for supporting the Block Island School.
Michael L. Convery, Superintendent